Our January Fifth Sunday offering will be sent to Agate Housing & Services in Minneapolis. This was previously St. Stephen’s prior to consolidating in 2021 with House of Charter also in Minneapolis. Both organizations began in the 1950s-1960s. Their goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing as well as many other services including ending hunger with the help of free public meals, free showers, employment outreach and assisting in obtaining birth certificates/ID supports if needed. Their goals are to help people live with more hope ahead. In 2021 alone this organization served 70,465 meals, provided 50,000 nights of service, 462 emergency shelters, provided street outreach to 3600 people and provided 676 birth certificates. They also assist with mental health and addiction recovery, veteran support and many other support services. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Donate money now on our Give page and click on the Fifth Sunday Agate link to contribute to their much-needed services. We are also collecting much needed items for them in January including men’s winter coats (large or X large), all sizes of gloves, hand warmers and twin- and full-size bed sheets. Please leave them in the designated church pew. Thank you for your generosity!
January Fifth Sunday Designation